Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
, an alert from doctors about how things can go from bad to worse quickly. >>> paying the price. lance armstrong admits he did it and now they tally up the cost. >>> and the hidden danger exposed by that terrible hoax at notre dame and how many people find themselves caught up in something like it. >>> also, our friday night "making a difference" report. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening, there's some sad news heading into this weekend for at least one american family. an american has been killed overseas. his death believed to be the result of a mission launched to free a large group of hostages who were taken at a bp natural gas complex. islamic militants took hostages at the facility in the sahara desert in algeria.
Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
's rewriting his story. lance armstrong and an apology. >>> and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center, we continue to track these dropping numbers already 36 in napa right now, the big chill there. 45 in san jose. all this cold weather has decreased our air quality. we'll talk more about how long this weather trend lasts coming up in a few minutes. >>> a tell-all to oprah. lance armstrong admitted to doping to oprah. he gave a limited confession about his use of performance enhancing drugs. the associated press is reporting the 41-year-old armstrong apologized to livestrong staffers for all the stress they've endured because of him. he left the cancer awareness campaign after doping allegations led to officials stripping him of his seven tour de france titles and banning him from all future races. the interview with armstrong will air this thursday on the own network. >>> let's turn things over to jess and talk about the next couple of days. >> a little bit. a warm-up is all relative, right? >> we'll have 60s coming our way and where it feels like 32 degrees right now at 6:43 c
Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
's the first thing you see when you walk into bob's house, the yellow jersey signed by the man himself, lance armstrong. >> it's a constant reminder of how it all began. >> reporter: in 2001, he fought testicular cancer for the second time. overwhelmed by 26 rounds of chemotherapy. >> it was the tumor the size of a big cantaloupe. and a cucumber up his neck. >> it made him fight for his life. and he won. >> reporter: the couple met armstrong several times, after raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for his organization. but with his admission of doping today, they're conflicted. >> they treated people, maybe not the right way over time. but you can't take away what he's done with his name and helped the millions of people who have been diagnosed with cancer. >> shame on lance. but in the same breath, congratulations to him for, you know, his fight with cancer. and it's thanks to that we are where we are now. >> reporter: and it's something else that turned him into an everyday symbol of appreciation. when hammer met him in 2001, he was 48 hours away from having surgery that would prevent